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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die—but according to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.

But the same law that condemns me may also save me. Ixia's food taster—chosen to ensure that the Commander's food is not poisoned—has died. And by law, the next prisoner who is scheduled to be executed—me—must be offered the position.

About the Author

Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, Inside Out, and Outside In. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at

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Rosalind Reading, June 10, 2013 (view all comments by Rosalind Reading)
Yelena is condemned to die in the military state of Ixia because she has committed a murder. But she receives a reprieve: instead, she is to become the Commander's poison taster, a job for which she is trained by the mysterious assassin, Valek. So begins a tale of murder, magic, and mystery in a world richly imagined. A great start to a great trilogy, a sort of Tamora Pierce for grown-ups. The series is exciting and addictive.
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Heather Sturgill, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Heather Sturgill)
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Maria V. Snyder has created strong characters that you can love and fight for. This book is a must read for anyone out-growing young-adult fantasy, or anyone that just loves a good and easily accessible fantasy novel.
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bookgirl94, January 16, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
I loved this, I couldn't put it down and read the other books in a few days!
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Snyder, Maria V
Snyder, Maria V.
Fantasy - Series
General Juvenile Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
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A Soulfinders Novel
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Young adult
7.98x6.02x1.08 in. .63 lbs.
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